Cheng Ba Gua Zhang
Ocean Martial Arts 'EOMA' kickboxing
Cheng Ba Gua Zhang 程八卦掌
baa gwa jang'
Ba Gua Zhang, Pa Kua Chang or
8 diagram palm/boxing
is one of China's three main internal martial arts.
|Myself at Dong Hai Chuan's tomb
Named after the mystic Eight Diagrams (Ba Gua), an ancient system of divination,
Baguazhang is a martial art
that employs subtle movement, explosive power and a unique form of manoeuvring. Unlike many other martial art systems,
Baguazhang uses the palms rather than the fists. Its attacks and defences are based on remarkable circular stepping method
called Tangnibu or "mud wading steps" in which the performer uses few kicks but rather, twists, turns and changes
directions, constantly seeking a strategic advantage.
But Baguazhang is more than just a martial art. Its elegant
and balletic yet powerful forms build strength, coordination and flexibility, while its traditional postures and exercises
enhance Nei Gong (inner strength)
(Quote taken from Mr Liu
Jing Ru & Mr C.S. Tang's book - dragon stretches its claws)
This style encompasses training techniques/skills from Tae Kwon Do,
Muay Thai/Chinese Kickboxing,
Karate and Shanxi style Xing Yi Quan 形意拳-
Form Intention Boxing (one of the three
main Chinese internal martial arts).
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